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Semester/Academic Year Language and Culture Program in Japan


Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Winter


September-December and January-April

Degree Level


Minimum Education

High School


  • English
  • Japanese

Languages Used as a Medium of Teaching

  • Japanese
  • English

Subject Areas

  • Asian Studies
  • Communications
  • Humanities
  • Religious Studies
  • Social Sciences

Cost in US$:

10,280 per semester

Program Fees Include:

The Program Fee of USD 8,200 includes tuition, books, and health insurance. A housing fee of USD 2,080 is also assessed for the semester. For students participating in home stays, this covers at least two meals a day and commuting costs between the home stay site and the Center. For students living in the JCMU apartments, the housing fee covers apartment rent, utilities, maintenance, and cleaning.

Airfare, other transportation costs and miscellaneous expenses are not included in these fees.

Credit Available


Experience Required


This Program is open to

Worldwide, American, European, Canadian, Australian, South African, Kiwi and Asian Participants.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Dormitory
  • Home-stays

Participants Travel

Independently or in Groups

Typically Participants Work

Independently or in Groups

Scholarships are Available

Numerous scholarships are available from a broad range of sources for study abroad in Japan. Specifically, students from the JCMU Consortium member institutions (see JCMU website for details) receive automatic scholarships of USD 1,900 per semester.

Application Process Involves

  • Letters of Reference
  • Physical Exam/Health Records
  • Transcript
  • Written Application
  • Online Application
  • Essay
  • Disciplinary Clearance Form

Post Services Include

  • Alumni Network
  • Job and Internship Network